Liverpool could be the smallest spenders among the Premier League’s ‘big six’ clubs this summer, according to Simon Jordan, with their rivals all ready to go big on new transfers.
The 2021/22 campaign came to an end over the weekend and since then clubs have been quick to signal their intentions for the 2022/23 campaign with the promise of substantial cash to spend.
Manchester City have already completed what could be the signing of the summer after signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £ 51million.
Arsenal are also preparing to spend big this summer, with reports suggesting a war chest of £ 150 in order to strengthen Mikel Arteta’s hopes of securing a top-four finish next term.
Across north London there is also going to be significant funds on offer with Tottenham reporting their own £ 150m for on and off-field investment – something that could lead to Antonio Conte bringing in up to six new faces.
Manchester United are also set to invest following the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag, who will want to put his own stamp on the squad at Old Trafford.
And, according to Jordan, it’s Jurgen Klopp’s side who could be on the losing end of the summer’s transfer business as the race for the title next term promises to hot up.
The White and Jordan host said on talkSPORT: “I can’t bear the idea of £ 200m or £ 300m being thrown around like it’s confetti.
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“People are talking about those figures like they should be a normal staple diet of what we accept in football – but it is the configuration that would make you complete with Manchester City.
“Think about it, what are Manchester United going to do?
“If anyone’s under the illusion that Manchester United are not going to go for it, are not going to set a nuclear missile under football this summer – for want of a better expression – they are going to go for it.
“You’ve also got a changing of the guard at Chelsea and they have an opportunity.
“So you’d believe that the smallest spenders might be Liverpool.”
Chelsea are another club who are likely to enter the market following the Premier League’s approval of Todd Boehly and Clearlake £ 4.25billion takeover of the club.
Once that deal is completed, it’s been suggested that the Blues could spend £ 200million in order to get their squad in shape for a title push next term.
Asked if such a spree could put Chelsea in contention for the title, Trevor Sinclair said: “It could do, you’ve got to look at the ins and outs. [Armando] Broja’s back, Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour are back, Ben Chilwell was out for the season with a knee injury, Reece James missed a lot of the season.
“They possibly could revisit Tammy Abraham with the season he’s had for Roma, and look at the Romelu Lukaku situation because he does not seem like he’s settled too well.
“But with [Cesar] Azpilicueta, [Antonio] Rudiger and [Andreas] Christensen leaving the football club, there’s a lot of business to do.
“Thomas Tuchel will need to get his ducks in a row straight away, because the summer goes quickly.
“There’s not a lot of time to do business, but £ 200m plus the quality players coming back from loan, if they spend it wisely and recruit well, they could close that gap.”
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